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What is the difference between autoimmune diseases and inflammatory arthritis

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Systemic, Local: Autoimmune arthritis diseases can include inflammation of the joints , connective and soft tissues as well as involvement any part of the body. Oste... Read More

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Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Autoimmune vs Immune: Autoimmune diseases are ones which your own immune system attacks your body. Examples are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and many others. Immune disor... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Newer labs better: Twenty years ago, the diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis may have been made on an anti-smooth-muscle antibody and perhaps biopsy picture actually refle... Read More
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Very different: Autoimmune hepatitis means that ones liver is inflamed because your body thinks that your liver is "foreign" and is attacking it. Hepatitis c is an... Read More
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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
General Practice 15 years experience
Different : Hashimotos is an autoimmune related hypothyroid state while a thyroiditis is an inflammation which can be caused by other etiologies including infecti... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
There is a blood test called antiRNP titer which must exceed a certain high level along with presence of at least 3 out of several clinical features s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 46 years experience
Some are: There are certain diseases that are more common in black persons than not. The ultimate autoimmune disease - systemic lupus erythematosus - is more co... Read More
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Dr. Nolan Segal
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Unlikely: The most common arthritis is osteoarthritis. There can be a hereditary component but it is not an auto immune disease.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duvuru Geetha
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Rheumatoid: Arthritis can be a manifestation of many auto immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Great sources : There are great resources for this information such as the arthritis foundation, the american college of rheumatology, the lupus foundation of america... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Nobody Knows: We are not sure what gets the ball rolling, but autoimmune disease in general is a case of "misprogramming" in which the immune system begins to incor... Read More

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